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Consisting of three docked vessels and a restored lighthouse, this museum gives a good sense of Baltimore's maritime heritage as well as American naval power. On the west side of the pier, the submarine USS Torsk, the "Galloping Ghost of the Japanese Coast," is credited with sinking the last two Japanese warships in World War II. The lightship Chesapeake, built as a floating lighthouse in 1930 and now out of commission, remains fully operational. The Taney is a Coast Guard cutter that saw action at Pearl Harbor. Built in 1856 the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse marked the entrance to Baltimore Harbor from the Chesapeake Bay for 133 years before its move to the museum.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St., Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Phone: 410/539–1797
  • Cost: $10–$18
  • Hours: All boats and the lighthouse open at 10 am year-round (except Jan.–Feb., when the Torsk and the Lighthouse are closed weekdays); closing time varies by attraction and by month
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  • Location: Inner Harbor/Downtown

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